SAS recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech for 2019

SAS, the leader in analytics, is one of the best places to work in tech, according to the latest ranking published by Great Place to Work® (GPTW). SAS achieved a position of #5 in the ‘large company’ category.

The company works hard to promote an atmosphere of creativity and value so that employees feel empowered and strive to find the right answers for customers. CEO Jim Goodnight believes that the company’s attitude can be summed up in the maxim ‘treat employees like they make a difference, and they will’.

SAS has previously been named in the main UK Best Workplaces™ ranking, being recognised by its employees as an organisation that promotes trust, pride and camaraderie. The opinion of employees is key: the survey that employees answer (the Trust Index©) represents two-thirds of the final score required to enter the ranking. The remaining third of the score is based on Great Place To Work’s Culture Audit©, a business-driven questionnaire used to understand and evaluate the organisation's HR and leadership practices, policies and culture.

The Best Workplaces™ In Tech list showcases outstanding organisations within the tech industry that have made the main 2019 Best Workplaces™ ranking and any newly surveyed tech organisations that have recently met the Culture Audit and Trust Index thresholds. SAS features in the Large category, for organisations with 251-1,000 employees.

“We’re delighted to be number five in the GPTW ranking for large tech companies,” said Charles Senabulya, VP & Country Manager, SAS UK & Ireland. “We know that the competition for candidates seeking opportunities within the tech industry has significantly expanded over the past few years, particularly within the UK. So this recognition is testament to all the great practices and policies we’ve put in place to make SAS an attractive place to work for both new recruits and existing employees.

“We are always looking to improve our employees’ experience by making sure we continuously and effectively listen to our workforce. We continue to work together to maintain and enhance our reputation as a ‘great place to work’.”

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed.

Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance. We run the Best WorkplacesTM awards to enable the organisations we work with celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.

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